Case Study – Gearbox and Valve Replacement
THIS TECHNICAL REFERENCE IS ACRODYNE’S INTERPRETATION OF THE PROJECT AND HAS NOT BEEN APPROVED BY THE END USER
Category: Water Distribution
Products: ACROGEARS Worm Gearbox
The site is located west of Melbourne near Bacchus Marsh, it is a quiet recreational area offering picnic facilities. The reservoir provides drinking water to local towns and irrigation water to the Werribee Irrigation District with the water levels varying throughout the year.
The reservoir was constructed in three stages from 1969 to 1986 and has a capacity of about 32,000 ML.
Acrodyne was contacted to replace an existing competitor’s gearbox that had experienced catastrophic damage.
On inspection by one of Acrodyne’s technical sales team, it was found that the gearbox had a stripped worm shaft and the bearings had collapsed.
The valve was also found to be in-operable due to the damaged gearbox and the end user agreed that replacement was the only option.
Due to our vast network of suppliers, Acrodyne was able to supply a gearbox to suit a double flange Serc Audco DN750 Butterfly Valve as the perfect replacement.
An initial detailed measure up on site was performed and an ACROGEARS AG-W4S worm gearbox with a 168:1 ratio has been suitably sized for the manually operated application.
Acrodyne was required to perform the removal of old gearbox along with the machining of the new drive bush and keyway.
Once the machining and thorough testing was completed in our workshop the Acrodyne Field Service team was required to perform a full on-site installation and commissioning that exceeded our customer’s expectations.
Once again with the challenges that we have all experienced of the past 2 years, Acrodyne has again shown its ability to adapt, correctly select equipment and supply to meet or exceed the customer’s expectations.
Products and Services Used
- ACROGEARS Worm Gearbox
- Acrodyne’s Technical and Workshop Capabilities
- Acrodyne’s Sales and Service